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in the legal arena in america. here in phoenix, jodi arias' life is on the line. today a medical examiner is set to testify to the pain and the suffering that man endured. he is the victim, travis alexander. >>> also in las vegas, o.j. simpson talking. he's expected to take the stand. he's trying to get a new trial, but to get one, he's going to have to trash his former lawyer. >>> and in washington, d.c. this hour, president obama is honoring police officers who have been lost in the line of duty and we begin with twin krfrs in d.c. and twin controversies in d.c. of course, the justice department also being accused of secretly seizing the phone records of the associated press, having done so answering to it. attorney general eric holder expected to face tough, tough questions on both of those issues when he appears at a house hearing on capitol hill about two hours from now. and here is just a small example of the combative tone that exists right now between republicans and the white house. >> i've never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> i can te
and -- it is all happening at this very moment. first, the jodi arias trial. she's in court for a mini trial of sorts. this is the first part of her sentencing phase in her criminal trial. it will decide whether she gets life in prison or death. in washington, eric holder is being grilled on a couple of scandals that are rocking the obama administration right now. we're going to begin in las vegas where america's most famous defendant officially speaks. o.j. simpson taking the stand. and o.j. appears wearing prison blues with his feet shackled and originally his hands shackled, but his right hand freed. he's testified now for nearly two hours in his effort to win a brand-new robbery and kidnapping trial. remember, he did not take the stand at his double murder trial. he did not take the stand at the original robbery and kidnapping trial that landed him here. but here he is right now and he's decided to speak under oath, officially. so far he has told the court that he was reluctant at first to try to recover personal items that he learned some memorabilia dealers were selling. they were his
convictions thrown out. we'll listen in to his testimony throughout this hour. in phoenix, jodi arias is back in the courtroom where a jury will decide if she deserves the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend. and here in washington, up on capitol hill the attorney general eric holder, he is on the hot seat. he's facing serious questions right now about the handling of the associated press telephone records and allegations the irs targeted conservative organizations. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer reporting in washington. >>> we're seeing a first today and it's happening right now inside a courtroom in las vegas. o.j. simpson, he is under oath on the stand and on camera for the first time in his long history of legal trouble. this is not a trial. it's a hearing, letting simpson argue his request for a new trial. he's four years into a 33-year sentence for armed robbery, assault and kidnapping. let's listen in right now. >> -- how much going to be and then just general other people. >> okay. so at the point where you're concluding your conversation with them and saying, thanks,
're keeping our eye on two big blockbuster courtroom battles. this afternoon jodi arias back in court as jurors decide whether she will face the death penalty. the big question for the jury did she act with cruelty in killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. we are also following this when court resumes at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. >>> in a matter of hours o.j. simpson will take the stand in his latest attempt to get a new trial. >> i wasn't there to hurt anybody. i just wanted my personal things and i realize now i was stupid. i'm sorry. i didn't mean to steal anything from anybody. and i didn't know i was doing anything illegal. >> simpson is serving up to 33 years in prison for the 2007 sports memorabilia heist in las vegas. he was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and assault, but now he blames another man, his former attorney, for giving him bad legal advice. we'll go live outside the courthouse in las vegas. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, carol. o.j. is going to try to push the attorney under the bus so to speak when he takes the stand. they'll go through 19 cl
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